In the hours after dark, my math is even worse than it is the rest of the day, apparently, because there is still a scenario where Kentucky can obtain one of the highly coveted first-round byes in the Southeastern Conference Tournament next week.
But it nearly takes an act of Congress for UK to snag that bye. Here’s the only scenario where it’s possible:
- Kentucky would have to upset No. 2 South Carolina; Texas A&M would have to win at Louisiana State and Ole Miss would have to win on the road at Mississippi State.
If those dominoes all fall on Sunday, Kentucky owns the tie-breaker win over Mississippi State (remember that double-overtime victory at Memorial Coliseum?) and the Cats would be the No. 4 seed.
So if you’re a Kentucky fan, you’re cheering for Kentucky, Texas A&M and Ole Miss to win on Sunday.